Dec
19
4:00 PM16:00

Bowling Party

Our End of 2018 bowling party will be held at Fresno State Bowl

Go to the Student Union on the Quad. The bowling entrance is just to the right of the Student Union

Wednesday, December 19 from 4-5:30pm is the date and time for ALL Beaters. Please leave yourself time to park and walk your Beater to the event. Parking is NOT FREE

Bowling is FREE for the Beaters. If any family members want to bowl they will need to pay for their own lane and are subject to available lanes

We will be allowed to bring in cupcakes, cookies, etc and bottled water. Any other food & drinks will need to be purchased there

In the past, a parent prior to the day of our event, arranged with the snack bar to have pizza ready for us by 5pm

You don’t need to bring a LOT of food. We usually have way more food than we need :>)

CSUF provides us with pitchers of water. If you would like to bring 8oz bottles you are welcome to.

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Jan
28
2:00 PM14:00

Manchester GATE Elementary

Address: 2305 E. Dakota Ave., Fresno

Arrival Time at Location: 1:15pm

Performance Times: 2:00-2:45pm

Attire: Official Outfit (Official Purple shirts, solid black & shoes on the bottom). If some piece of the outfit is not SOLID BLACK (shoes, pants, etc) please black tape those parts so the item looks solid black to our audience.

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: We will be in the cafeteria. Look for the van & trailer behind the cafeteria building. It is viewable from Dakota. Parking is sparse. Try the parking lot on Dakota. There is another lot as well as street parking on Thesta street to the west of the school.

Additional Comments: This is Charlie, Jackson & Tyler's school. Let's help make them look & sound GREAT at their school!

 

 

 

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Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Garfield Elementary

Address: 1315 N. Peach Ave, Clovis

Arrival time at Clovis Elementary:  1:15pm

Performance Time: 2:00p & 2:40pm

Attire: Official WGTB 2018/19 Shirt, Solid Black on the bottom. Shorts OK

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: We will be playing 2 shows in the multi-purpose room. The van & trailer will be on the north side of the building. Please drop your Beater off near there so they can help us unload and set up.

We need all the help we can get unloading before the gig and also loading up after the gig

Remember, we always want WGTB to sound its best. In order to do that we need as many Beaters as possible at every gig . Musicians sacrifice time at school parties, etc. in order to have the privilege to play gigs.  We would all appreciate your efforts to get to the gig ASAP. If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig :>)

Thanks.

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Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Dress Rehearsal for our BIG Show

Location: Clovis Hills Church Main Auditorium. 10590 N. Willow Ave, Clovis. Corner of Willow & International, across the street from Clovis North                    

Arrival Time at Location: BTB & WGTB Secondary: 6:00pm. WGTB Primary: 7:00pm

Approximate Completion of rehearsal: 8:00-8:30pm

Download Final Playlist: Coming Soon!

Specific Directions: From International, turn left into the first driveway into the parking lot. Drive towards the fountain out in front of the main building on the west (Willow) side. Park as close as you can to the main building. Go into one of the front doors. Continue into the Sanctuary. Sit in the far left section. Adventures & Primary in the front few rows, Secondary in the middle rows & BTB in the back few rows.

Additional Comments: This will be a hurry-up-and-wait kind of night depending on how quickly the sound guy can get a good sound out of us and the video guy can understand when to get the camera on the correct area to capture the featured sections and soloists. Please help your child understand they may be sitting more than they would like but we need them to take deep breaths, and not get whiny about the situation. The fewer distractions the directors and tech crew all have, the faster this process will go.

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Big Show Concert

Location: Clovis Hills Church Main Auditorium. 10590 N. Willow Ave, Clovis. Corner of Willow & International, across Willow from Clovis North                     

Arrival Time at Location: 5:15pm

Final Sound Check: 5:30pm. We will NOT be serving dinner to the Beaters. Please have them well-fed before they arrive.

6:30-7:00pm: All Beaters in the Auditorium to listen to the pre-concert music

Performance Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Packing Up: Immediately after the concert, we will need to pack up just like a regular gig

Attire: OFFICIAL SHIRT, solid black PANTS ONLY, NO SHORTS, white socks, solid black shoes (no stripes, piping, etc in any color but BLACK.  Same with belts; ALL BLACK).  NO SHORTS PLEASE.  We need to look as spiffy as possible.

Download Final Playlist Coming Soon

Specific Directions: Coming Soon

Additional Comments: This is a fundraiser for us. Please let your friends and family know to come out and support our program. More details later.

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May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Day of Percussion @ Paul Shaghoian Theatre/Clovis North High School

 

Address: 2770 E. International, Fresno.  The Shaghoian Theatre is on the corner of International and Chestnut.  Look for our van & trailer

Arrival Time at Location: 3:15pm

Performance Time: 4:00-4:30pm

Attire: OFFICIAL SHIRT, solid black pants, NO SHORTS, solid black shoes, please put black tape over any logos, designs etc. in any other color.  Please no stripes, piping, etc in any color but BLACK.  Same with belts; ALL BLACK. 

Download Final Playlist Coming Soon

Specific Directions: Look for the van & trailer in the parking lot on International near Chestnut.  It will be parked alongside the theater building.

Additional Comments: This is a day of drummers playing for drummers! There are always very interesting groups/individuals playing styles of drumming way different than what we do.  It is an eye-opener for beaters and parents alike.

Throughout the day, local jr high and high school percussion groups play for top-level percussionists/clinicians. I will send out the schedule as soon as I get it.  It is always good for the Beaters to see the opportunities that await them when they get older. Tickets for Beater families is $5. A raffle ticket is included in that price.

Percussion Festival Schedule Coming Soon

Check to see if your Beater's future JH and/or HS are playing.  This is a completely different style of percussion playing than we do.  It would be great for the Beaters to see what their future may hold.

At 11:00am there will be a timpani clinic. Those are the large copper kettle-looking drums you see in field shows, concert bands and orchestras. The timpani are the drum set of the orchestra.

At 2:00pm there will be a clinic on marimba playing. Your Beater could see marimba played very differently than we do in WGTB. It could be very inspiring for them.

Beaters get in for FREE to EVERYTHING. 

After we play, there will be a whole concert of percussion groups very different than us. It could be inspiring and certainly educational for your Beater to watch.

Its a WHOLE DAY of DRUMMING!  What could be BETTER? :>)

 

 

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Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Move In for WGTB Camp

Address: WGTB Building 3385 E. Shields, Fresno

Arrival time at the WGTB Building:  As close to 1pm as possible. The sooner people show up, the quicker we will get everything across the street.

Specific Directions: If you have an SUV, van or truck, that would be helpful. We will need to move a dozen drum sets, plus congas, bongos, timbales and small keyboards to the church across the street. Then, we need to get all the instruments set up in their assigned rooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Notes: Dry Creek Park is on the Northeast corner of Clovis Ave & Alluvial

  • Look for our van & trailer on the street on Clovis Ave

  • The event starts at 6:30pm. If you are interested in finding more out about Inspire Charter this is a good event to get an idea of what they have to offer

  • The Primary Group will be practicing from 4pm-6:00pm at the park

  • It would be nice if parents could bring their pop-up tents to shade us while we practice. We could use 6-8 regular-sized tents. Please contact Brenda if you are bringing yours

  • IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE A PARENT COMMIT TO BRINGING ENOUGH PIZZA TO FEED THE BEATERS AT 6PM. Brenda can let you know how much to bring after our Wednesday practice that week. THE COST CAN BE APPLIED TO YOUR FUND-RAISING ACCOUNT FOR 2017-18.

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Jun
10
to Jun 14

WGTB Primary Camp. Current 2nd Graders

Address: WGTB Building 3385 E. Shields, Fresno

9:00am-noon each day. If your Beater is going into 3rd grade in fall 2019, they will be in this camp. If your Beater is going into 4th grade in fall 2019, they will come in the afternoon.

Most 1-year veteran 4th graders attend the 1:30pm-4:30pm camp. Most 2-year veteran 4th graders attend the WGTB Veteran Camp which runs from 1-5pm Monday-Thursday. On Friday, they would come at 10am and stay the rest of the day until everything is put back where it belongs. We feed them WELL on that day.

Brenda will be in contact with parents on what she feels is the best group for their child.

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Jun
10
to Jun 14

WGTB Veteran Secondary Camp

Daily times are 1:00pm-5:00pm Monday-Thursday

On Friday WGTB Veterans arrive at 10:00am

They will play for the 2 morning Primary camp performances at 10:30am & 11:05am

Eat lunch provided by WGTB across the street at the Calvary Chapel Church

Play for the Beginning Secondary camp performance at 2:45pm

WGTB will continue to practice after their performance until Brenda finishes talking with the parents interested in joining WGTB.

Everyone will head to the Calvary Chapel Church across the street and tear down drum sets, help renting parents get their instruments into their cars and then bring any instrument not being rented back to our building and put them in the Conference Room.

After that, they will be excused. Should be between 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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Dec
10
1:45 PM13:45

Clovis Elementary

Address: 1100 Armstrong Ave, Clovis

Arrival time at Clovis Elementary:  1:00pm

Performance Time: 1:45 & 2:30pm

Attire: Official WGTB 2018/19 Shirt, Solid Black on the bottom. Shorts OK

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: We will be playing in the multi-purpose room. That is the building just before the grass fields (southern most building) The van & trailer will be on the south side of the building (between the building and the grass fields). You may not be able to see it from Armstrong. Please drop your Beater off near there so they can help us unload and set up.

We are LOW on people so we need all the help we can get unloading before the gig and also loading up after the gig

Remember, we always want WGTB to sound its best. In order to do that we need as many Beaters at every gig as possible. Musicians sacrifice time at school parties, etc. in order to make their gigs.  We would all appreciate your efforts to get to the gig ASAP. If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig :>)

Thanks.

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Nov
4
7:00 AM07:00

2 Cities Marathon Behind VIA Church

Sunday, November 4, 2018

  • Play from: 7:00am – 9:00am

Address: Behind the parking lot of VIA Church 698 N. Minnewawa Ave, Clovis CA 93611

Arrival Time at Location: 6:30am

Performance Time: Approximately 7:00am-9:00am

Attire: Jelly Bean casual, meaning any WGTB shirt and any color on the bottom.  EVERYONE PLAYING will get a coffee mug the organizers have given us.  Leftovers will go to the parents who attend. 

Playlist I will put our tunes on a "loop". We will change drummers and soloists each time we play the song, so please tell your Beater to BE READY

Download Specific Directions

Download Road Closures from 2017

Additional Comments:   

  • Don’t forget to turn your clocks BACK before going to bed Saturday night

  • Please sign up for food on the on-line list Cary Karle sent out

  • For this gig we are part-time players and part-time cheerleaders. Whichever WGTB group isn't playing their tunes, is cheering for the runners. They like it when we are loud and energetic. Parents you are highly encouraged to join in the cheer leading fun. Feel free to make a paper banner letting the runners know WGTB is cheering for them.

This will be a great gig.  We will play through our tunes as many times as necessary to encourage MOST of the marathon runners going by.

Parents are encouraged to bring chairs. This is a great opportunity to get to know 'Beater families

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Oct
28
11:45 AM11:45

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Walk

Address: Woodward Park Mt. View area. 2nd left from main entrance

Arrival time: 11:00am or as close to that as possible

Performance Time: 11:45am or as soon as we see the first walker coming back

It costs $5 per car to get into Woodward Park. If you think this is unfair, please let me know and WGTB will reimburse you. No problem.

Beyond The Beat will be joining us on this gig. Parents, you are welcome to go and get food for your Beater while BTB is playing. I would like for ALL Beaters to stay and watch their older Beater brothers and sisters (keyboard assistant Robert and Primary group assistant Landon will be playing).

Afterwards, we will need to pack up and load the van & trailer. If at all possible, please don't leave until we are finished loading.

Attire: Jelly Bean Gig (Wear any WGTB shirt, dark on the bottom but not necessarily black) 

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: Enter Woodward Park through the main entrance on Audubon Drive. Let the attendant know you are with the ALS walk. Drive straight. The 2nd left is Mt. View. There is a sign for it. Walk up the steep hill at the end of the parking lot. At the top, look for the van and trailer behind the stage.

It would be great to have pop-up tents for the Beaters. We need 6-8 to cover the entire group. After we play and load, EVERYONE (Beaters and their families) are invited to have lunch catered by Ribs and Tips. You can use your pop-ups as shade to eat under. Feel free to bring chairs and tables if you like.

 

 

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Sep
29
12:15 PM12:15

Caruthers Fair

 

Arrival time at Caruthers Fairgrounds: 11:30am

Performance Time: 12:15-1:00pm

Playlist: Remember, if your Beater is not on this list, it means we need them to play a very important keyboard part

Attire: We have our official WGTB shirts, so that will be our outfit for this gig. Official shirt on top, ALL BLACK on the bottom.  NO OTHER COLORS ALLOWED.  If your shoes have other colors on them, you MUST cover the other colors with BLACK TAPE.  NO WHITE SOCKS WITH SHORTS PLEASE!

Specific Directions: You should print these out and follow exactly. GPS's alone are not the best thing to use here. The Caruthers Parade will be finishing up as we are gathering to unload. These directions take you around the parade route.

Notes: We set up, play and pack together as a band so:

  1. Please make sure your Beater is free to help us move equipment, set up, tear down and pack the van and trailer

  2. Please make sure your Beater doesn't eat food or have a drink in their hands while we are moving or packing equipment

Thanks for your cooperation

The kids are already getting used to moving equipment. We may need parent help with some of the heavier cases. We will need strong-backed parents to help us lift keyboards up onto the stage and to bring them back down after we play. After the van and trailer are packed everyone will be free to enjoy the fair and the rest of your weekend :>)

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Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Clovis Farmers Market

Friday, September 7, 2018

Address: 4th Street & Pollasky, Downtown Clovis

Arrival time 6:15pm

Performance Time: 7:00pm-ish

Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

Final Playlist: This reminds everyone who is on a drum part and who is playing keyboard solos for this gig. If your Beater's name is not on this list it means they are playing a very important keyboard part on that song. We do our best to rotate drummers and soloists for each gig. We want more Beaters to prepare to play drums and solos as the year goes on.

Specific Directions: The van & trailer will be parked west of Pollasky on 4th street

Notes: Please try to arrive early to look for parking. It could be very scarce on this night. Consider looking northwest of Pollasky and 4th. You may want to drop your Beater off on 4th street before you search for parking.

 

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Jun
4
2:00 PM14:00

Nelson Elementary, Fresno

Address: 1336 W Spruce Ave, Fresno, CA 93650

Arrival time at Nelson Elementary: 1:15pm

Performance Time: 2:00pm & 2:30pm performance times

Attire: Jelly Bean. Any WGTB Shirt, anything on the bottom

This is Nathaniel's School.  That means we will be featuring him as much as possible.

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: We will be playing in the MPR.

  • As you are looking at the buildings from Spruce, the MPR is to the right of the Administration building
  • It is closest to park on the street, but there is a parking lot to the east of all the buildings
  • You may not be able to see the van & trailer from the street. It will be behind (north side) of the MPR
  • We will be playing on the floor in front of the stage
  • I'll take as much help as I can get after we pack up to drive to the building to unload all our equipment. The teachers will be cleaning, repairing, etc., all our equipment to get ready for camp

Remember, You would want WGTB to sound its best at your Beater's school.  Musicians sacrifice time at parties, etc. in order to make their gigs.  We would all appreciate your efforts to get to the gig ASAP. If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig.

Thanks.

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Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

Century Elementary

Address: 965 N. Sunnyside, Clovis

Arrival time at Century Elementary:  1:15pm

Performance Time: 2:00 & 2:40pm

Attire: Official WGTB 2017/18 Shirt, Solid Black on the bottom

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: We will be playing in the multi-purpose room. Try to find a parking place on Sunnyside.

This is Xander's School.  That means we will be featuring him as much as possible.

Remember, You would want WGTB to sound its best at your Beater's school.  Musicians sacrifice time at parties, etc. in order to make their gigs.  We would all appreciate your efforts to get to the gig ASAP. If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig.

Thanks.

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May
19
1:00 PM13:00

End of Year PARTY

Adam Orth's Address: 7703 N. DeWolf, Clovis CA 93619

Adam's parents will supply grilled hotdogs. The rest of us will supply the rest of it :>)

 Sign Up for snacks: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D48AEA628A2FD0-wgtb1

Swimming, ping pong, etc.

Bring your own chairs. Tents for shade OK.

Questions? Adam's mother Shelley (559) 284-4597 shelleyorth@hotmail.com

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May
18
3:00 PM15:00

Home School Play Day

Address: 84 N. Sunnyside Ave, Clovis

Arrival time at Sierra Bicentennial Park:  2:15pm

Performance Time: 3:00pm

Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: Enter from Sunnyside. Turn into the southern most driveway into the parking lot (closest to the baseball diamond). You should see the van and trailer parked alongside the basketball courts.

Notes on Bicentennial Park: This is an outdoor gig. We should be under shade trees to play but I recommend putting suntan lotion on because we will be moving equipment in the sun

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Apr
23
2:30 PM14:30

Valley Oak Elementary

Address: 465 E. Champlain Dr., Fresno

Arrival time at Valley Oak Elementary:  1:45pm

Performance Time: 2:30-3:00pm

Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: The van & trailer will be parked inside the campus off the Sherman street parking lot. We are playing in the amphitheater.

Notes: WE WILL BE PLAYING OUTSIDE. SUNSCREEN HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

This is Eliot, Evan & Logan's School.  That means we will be featuring them as much as possible.

Remember, You would want WGTB to sound its best at your Beater's school.  Musicians sacrifice time at parties, etc. in order to make their gigs.  We would all appreciate your efforts to get to the gig ASAP. If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig.

Thanks.

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Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Inspiration Park

Address: 5770 W Gettysburg Ave, Fresno, CA 93722

Arrival time at Inspiration Park:  11:15am

Performance Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: Drive past the buildings to the street on the west side called Vista. Park along the street. The van and trailer should be on the street, next to the entrance.

Notes: This is a community event put on by Habitat for Humanity and other community organizations. Former Beater and current Wednesday assistant, Tyler Searcy's mom Tina works for Habitat.

Remember: From 11:15am until we are finished loading all the equipment back into the van & trailer, your Beater is on WGTB time. This means they help unload, set up,  play, tear down then take equipment to the van & trailer for loading. Please don't try to feed them or give them drinks other than a sip of water. If they want to enjoy the park and the event please bring them early or stay until after we are finished loading. Thank you for your understanding.

Musicians sometimes need to sacrifice time at parties, etc. in order to make their gigs.  We would all appreciate your efforts to get to the gig ASAP. If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig :>)

Thanks

The Band

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Apr
9
1:45 PM13:45

Fugman El

Address: 10825 N. Cedar, Fresno

Arrival time at Fugman Elementary:  As close to 1:00pm as possible

Performance Time: 1:45 & 2:30p

Estimated Loading Complete: 3:30p

Attire: Official WGTB outfit. All black on the bottom. Shorts OK

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: Park in the lot on Cedar Ave. You should see the van & trailer parked along the ramp we will use to move in.

Notes: We will be inside

Remember, You would want WGTB to sound its best at your Beater's school.  Musicians sacrifice time at parties, etc. in order to make their gigs.  We would all appreciate your efforts to get to the gig ASAP to help unload and set up and stay until we are loaded up after the gig.

If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig :>)

Thanks.

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Mar
10
6:30 AM06:30

Bus Trip To Remo

Meet Time: 6:15am-6:30am Remo may need to give us our tour before the drum circle. They want us to try to get there by 10am

Depart: 6:30am-6:45am

Fun on the Bus

Arrive at Remo: 10:00am

Possible Tour Time: 10:00am

Drum Circle at Remo: 10:30-11:15am

Original Tour -Time of Remo: 11:30am

Lunch: noon-ish. We will be stopping here. Lots of places to find something to eat: 24201 West Valencia Blvd Suite 150 Valencia CA 91355

Leave for Fresno: 1:00pm-ish

Fun on the Bus

Arrive in Fresno: 5pm-ish

Special Notes:

ALL BEATERS SHOULD WEAR A WGTB SHIRT OF SOME KIND

This makes it easy for us to identify kids in our group at rest stops and lunch stops. Chaperones, if you have a WGTB shirt it would be good for you to wear that as well so the Beaters will know who is a safe adult.

We will seat the Beaters together in the back of the bus. Alexis will have some games for them to play throughout the trip. We want the Beaters to enjoy each other on the trip. Parents please help us out with this. Please do not sit next to your Beater. All parents will be seated in the front of the bus. Please let me know if you need a front row seat because of car sickness.

FOOD Beaters and chaperones should bring money to pay for food. We will be making a stop in the Bakersfield area on the way down and on the way back. Also, Beaters will need money for lunch. You are welcome to bring snacks to share on the bus

PARENTS: Please have a talk with your Beater about proper manners. We will want the Beaters to be extra polite to everyone on the bus AND at Remo. These guys are going out of their way to make our time there special. They have been wanting us to visit for a long time. We have this one chance to show them what nice people we are :>)

Also, reinforce going to the bathroom every time we make a stop. The bus bathroom should only be used for emergencies :>) Please have your Beater go to the bathroom before you leave home. I am hoping to not have to open the building in the morning. . If there is an emergency and someone really needs to go before we leave, I can make an exception.

 

 

 

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Mar
4
12:00 PM12:00

The Girls World Expo

Address: The Fresno Convention Center 848 M Street, Fresno

Arrival time: 11:00am

Performance Time: Noon

Estimated finish/release time: 1:15pm

Attire: Official 2017/18 WGTB shirt, solid black pants (NO SHORTS) solid black shoes, solid black belt, etc. We want to look our BEST for this gig.

Final Playlist

Specific Directions of where to park: The van & trailer will be parked at N Street & Capitol

  • Please drop your Beater WITH THEIR DOWNLOADED, PRINTED OUT TICKET at the Van & Trailer before finding a place to park. Event parking is $7.00. Hopefully you can find a less expensive place on the street
  • No backpacks or outside food or drink allowed into the building
  • We will need some parents to help shuttle the kids to and from the security door. Everyone must be checked by security before entering the building
  • I will be in position by 10:30am. If some of you are able to arrive between 10:30 & 11:00 to help the rest of the Beaters get security checked, etc. I would appreciate it
  • Information from Girls World Expo
  • Don't forget to download your FREE tickets

PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME FOR PARKING AND FINDING US

 

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Oct
21
2:30 PM14:30

Opening Ceremonies for the Opening of Fulton Street Downtown Fresno

Address: Mariposa Street & Fulton Street

Arrival time: 1:45pm

Performance Time: 2:30pm. Afterwards, we will need to pack up and load the van & trailer. If at all possible, please don't leave until we are finished loading

Attire: Official 2017/18 WGTB shirt, solid black pants (NO SHORTS) solid black shoes, solid black belt, etc. We want to look our BEST for this gig. The top people in Fresno will be listening to us because the official ceremonies start at 3pm.

Final Playlist

Specific Directions of where to park: PLEASE READ

PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME FOR PARKING AND FINDING US

  • Set your GPS for Club One Casino
  • Come off the 41 frwy on Tulare Street
  • Go west towards Downtown
  • Once you pass M Street get into the right lane
  • Just before you reach VanNess (the next street) turn right into the underground parking garage. Parking is FREE everywhere
  • Drive as close to the center of the parking garage as possible
  • Look for signs for stairs and/or Courthouse Walkway. You want to walk AWAY from the Courthouse
    • If you have come up on the correct side, you will be facing the Radisson on your left and Fresno County Office of Education on your right. Walk BETWEEN those buildings to our performance spot
    • We will be on the corner of Mariposa and Fulton. It is near the tall clock tower
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Sep
28
12:30 PM12:30

Hope Lutheran Church

Address: 364 E. Barstow, Ave. Fresno

Arrival Time at Location: 11:45am

Performance Time: 12:30pm

Est. Loading Complete: 1:30pm

Attire: Official Outfit SOLID BLACK Shorts OK with BLACK SOCKS

Download Final Playlist: Coming Soon

Specific Directions: Park in the lot on Fresno St.  We will performing in the multi-purpose room. It is in the back right side of the courtyard.

Additional Comments: This is Alexis & Charley's grandparents church. We will be playing for the Seniors lunch

Please make sure your 'beater is in good standing with their teachers and principals so they won't mind them missing an afternoon to PLAY a GIG! : >) 

Whereas, we need as many Beaters as possible to stay and help pack up, if the only reason you can't make the gig is because your Beater has another event to get to right away, that's OK as long as you let me know in advance.  Please stay as long as you possibly can and maybe come a little early so you can help set-up more than those who are able to help afterwards. Vice versa if you can't make the official meet time.

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Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

Inspire Charter Vendor Faire @ Dry Creek Park

Address: 855 N. Clovis Ave, Clovis

Arrival time at Dry Creek Park:  Primary Group: By 4:00pm. We will practice at the park. If you can possibly be there closer to 3:30pm, we will need as much help as we can get to unload and set up.

Secondary Group (Wednesday Beaters): 5:15-5:30pm for pizza dinner (see below)

Performance Time: 5:30pm-ish-6:00pm. After we play, we will need to pack up and load the van & trailer. We will give every player a job to do. Please don't leave until we are finished loading.

Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

Final Playlist: Songs for this gig: Primary: Louie Louie, Blues by 5, Batman. Secondary: Watermelon Man, Fire, Shrimp & Gumbo. If we have extra time we may play Jumpin' at the Woodside and/or Afro Blue

Specific Directions: You should read these. GPS's are typically good to get you to the site itself. But you will need to know exactly where you should look for us.

  • Notes: Dry Creek Park is on the Northeast corner of Clovis Ave & Alluvial
  • Look for our van & trailer on the street on Clovis Ave
  • The event starts at 6:00pm. If you are interested in finding more out about Inspire Charter this is a good event to get an idea of what they have to offer
  • The Primary Group will be practicing from 4pm-5:30pm at the park
  • It would be nice if parents could bring their pop-up tents to shade us while we practice. We could use 6-8 regular-sized tents. Please contact Brenda if you are bringing yours
  • Primary Beater Andres' mom will be bringing PIZZA for everyone :>)
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Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Art of Life Cancer Foundation Playscape Opening

Address: Woodward Park Friant & Ft. Washington entrance. You can either drive in off of Ft. Washington or park in the shopping center across Friant and walk in. The Healing Garden is right off that entrance.

If you choose to park in the lot closest to the Healing Garden, just tell the parking attendant you are there for the Art of Life event. They won't charge you.

Arrival Time at Location: Any time between 9am and 11am. The official ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9:30am. If you can possibly be there around then, that would be great. You can choose to come at any time and stay for as long or little time you have available. It would be great to have some Beaters throughout the morning.

Attire: Any WGTB shirt you own.

Additional Comments: This is NOT a WGTB performance. This is an invitation for a WGTB presence at the Woodward Park opening of a musical playscape area. Art of Life sponsors the Healing Garden at Woodward Park. They would like for the Beaters to explore and play on the playground percussion instruments they have just installed. Possibly interact with other kids and adults exploring alongside. There are 2 other playscapes in the area. Beaters are encouraged to explore those as well.

Go to our We Got The Beat Youth Percussion Band Facebook page and check out the pics I put up yesterday. While you are there please Like the page if you haven't already :>)

 

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Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

Windham Assisted Living

Address: 1100 E. Spruce Ave, Fresno

Arrival time at Windham:  9:15am

Performance Time: 10:00-10:30am-ish

Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: You should read these. GPS's are typically good to get you to the site itself. But you will need to know exactly where you should look for us.

Notes: We will be playing in a courtyard right off the dining area. It is hidden from view from the entrance. The best thing to do is take the service road around the buildings. You will find the van & trailer parked along the road.

 

 

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Jun
5
2:00 PM14:00

Ft. Washington Elementary

Arrival time at Ft. Washington El:  1:15pm

Performance Time: 2:00-2:45pm

Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: I think we will be in the back by the ball fields, past the buildings like we were last year. If anything changes, I'll text you on Monday.

Notes:

Thanks.

 

 

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Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

End-Of-Year Swim Party

Address: 2542 E. Powers Ave

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm. BEATERS ONLY. No siblings. Parents are welcome to come chaperone. We will have 1 life guard at the pool.

Bring: Favorite finger food, towel, chair & shade if that is important to you.

Sochetra (Daniel's mom) will have extra release of liability forms in case you forget to bring one in at this week's practice.

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Jun
1
1:50 PM13:50

Yokomi Elementary Performance

Arrival time at Yokomi:  1:05pm

Address: 2323 E. McKenzie Ave, Fresno

Performance Time: 2 performances: 1:50pm & 2:30pm

Attire: Official WGTB Shirt, black on the bottom.  Black shorts OK with BLACK socks & shoes

Final Playlist: Coming Soon

Specific Directions: Coming Soon

Notes: We will need parent help getting the large instruments up onto the stage

Thanks.

 

 

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May
29
9:00 AM09:00

Carry the Load Walk & Pancake Breakfast

Address: Clovis Hills Community Church (where we had our BIG Show) 10590 N. Willow Ave, Clovis

Arrival time at Clovis Hills:  8:00am

Performance Time: 9:00-10:00am-ish

Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: This is the same place we gave our BIG Show this year. We will be playing on the grass by the playing structure next to the main building. You should see our van & trailer in the parking area by the playing structure.

Notes: We are arriving at 8am so we can set up and then EAT before we start playing. We will watch for the first person to come into view. When they do, we will start playing. There will be a short talk from Sheriff Margaret Mimms and then we will play until we get through our list of songs.

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May
26
1:00 PM13:00

Susan B. Anthony Elementary

Address: 1542 E. Webster, Fresno

Arrival time at Anthony Elementary:  12:15pm or as close to that as possible

Performance Time: 2 Shows. 1:00 & 1:45

Attire: Official WGTB outfit. Black shirt, solid black pants/shorts, solid black shoes. NO WHITE SOCKS WITH SHORTS PLEASE : >)

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: There should be a gated parking lot on Webster where you can drop kids off and park. They will open the gate by 12:15 for you. The van and trailer should be in place in that parking lot as well.

Notes: The principal of the school is the wife of a local musician friend of mine. She's been wanting us to play for her school. She is very excited to have us coming.

 

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May
22
12:00 PM12:00

Dry Creek Elementary

Address: 1273 N. Armstrong, Clovis

Arrival time at Dry Creek Elementary: 11:15am

Performance Time: Noon-1:30pm

Play List Remember, if your Beater's name does not appear on this list, it means we need them to play a very important keyboard part.

Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

Specific Directions: We will be playing outside in the center of campus. The van & trailer will be near our performance space to the side of the MPR.

Notes: This is Jack (Secondary) and Nate's (Primary) school. This means we will feature them on the parts they feel comfortable being featured on.

SPECIAL NOTES:

Remember, you would want WGTB to sound its best at your Beater's school.  Musicians sacrifice time at parties in order to make their gigs. 

If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make up the lost time by helping us at another gig :>)

Thanks,

The Band

 

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Apr
21
5:30 PM17:30

Century Elementary Carnival

Address: 965 N. Sunnyside, Clovis

Arrival time at Century Elementary:  4:45pm

Performance Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Anything on the bottom.

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: We will be set up on the basketball courts. Look for the van & trailer along the south wall. Parking will be crazy so plan to walk.

Notes: This is Tahina and Xander's School.  That means we will be featuring them as much as possible.

Remember, You would want WGTB to sound its best at your Beater's school.  Musicians sacrifice time at parties, etc. in order to make their gigs.  We would all appreciate your efforts to get to the gig ASAP. If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig.

Thanks

The Band

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Apr
2
1:30 PM13:30

City Fest @ Save Mart Center

Address: 2650 E. Shaw Ave, Fresno

Arrival time at Savemart Center:  12:45pm

Performance Time: 1:30-2:30pm

Attire: This is a Casual Jelly Bean gig.  This means Beaters may wear ANY WGTB shirt they own. It can be a camp shirt as well. Black shorts/pants on the bottom. Any shoes

Final Playlist

Specific Directions: Here is a map

Notes: Coming SOON

Thanks

 

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Mar
31
12:50 PM12:50

Centennial Elementary

Address: 3830 E Saginaw Way, Fresno

Arrival Time at Location: 12:05p

Performance Time: 12:50p & 1:30p

Playlist

Finish Packing Up: 2:20p

Attire: Official 2016/17 WGTB Outfit. Black WGTB shirt, solid black pants/shorts, solid black shoes

Specific Directions: This school in in the middle of a residential area. You will need to park on the street. Enter the campus through the front main entrance. The cafeteria where we are playing is the first main building on your left. Go into the cafeteria and up to the stage. Help unload and set up.

Notes: We will be LOW on numbers. We would all appreciate your efforts to get to the gig ASAP. If your schedule will only allow your Beater to be at our gig for the performance time itself, we will take them.  If they have the time to either help set-up or tear down, we will take THAT.  You can make the lost time up to us at another gig :>)

Please make sure your 'beater is in good standing with their teachers and principals so they won't mind them missing an afternoon to PLAY a GIG! : >)

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Feb
27
2:00 PM14:00

Kepler Neighborhood School

Address: 1537 Fulton St., Fresno 93721

Arrival Time at Location: 1:15pm

Performance Time: 2:00-2:45pm

Finish Packing Up: 3:00pm

Attire: Jelly Bean: Any WGTB Shirt, anything on the bottom, any shoes!

Download Final Playlist

Specific Directions: FREE parking: Follow your GPS to Fulton.  We will unload on Fulton Ave. Turn west at the next block which is Stanislaus,  Turn Right into the first driveway. Park in the lot.  Its FREE.

 

Additional Comments: This is Grant & Tyler's school

We will be playing one show outdoors weather permitting

Please make sure your 'beater is in good standing with their teachers and principals so they won't mind them missing an afternoon to PLAY a GIG! : >) 

Whereas, we need as many Beaters as possible to stay and help pack up, if the only reason you can't make the gig is because your Beater has another event to get to right away, that's OK as long as you let me know in advance.  Please stay as long as you possibly can and maybe come a little early so you can help set-up more than those who are able to help afterwards.

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Feb
6
1:30 PM13:30

Bud Rank Elementary

Address: 3650 N. Powers Ave, Clovis

Arrival Time at Location: 12:45pm

Performance Times: 1:30 & 2:30pm

Attire: Official Outfit (Official Black shirts, solid black & shoes on the bottom)

Download Final Playlist

Specific Directions: Make sure your GPS is set for BUD RANK not Red Bank. You can park in the Powers parking lot, on the street or drive to the stop sign, turn right and park along Leonard Ave. or in the parking lot on Leonard. When you are approaching the the stop sign look to your right and you should see the van & trailer. Please take your Beater to the van. 

Additional Comments: This is Secondary Rookie James school.

 

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